Idiom: in someone’s shoes Definition: imagining yourself in the situation that someone else is in.
This is called empathy. Although the majority of the world lacks empathy, it could be developed by putting yourself in the same position.
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As requested by one of my Patreon students, I decided to make this available to the public by doing a video/podcast response to this specific lecture. I realized that this was one of the longest lecturers I had ever heard and my student had difficulty with comparing notes to the questions that were asked. Now, I love this particular segment because it was very difficult compared to other lecturers, and after hearing some of the listening excerpts on YouTube, I’m afraid that the majority of you will have difficulty if you come across a lengthy lecture on the test. Without further ado, let’s dive into this!
influenced by astrology
Roots from manifestations
asia, south america, modern day
what is astrology — celestial objects, stars, planets, moons, movement and position influence human events
broadest = search for meaning in sky
without it, won’t have modern astronomy
no technological benefits of the skies
development = earliest records 25k years
prehistoric men made diagrams on cave walls
men examine, question, and understand process of natural world
bodies have no effect = not true
moon influences tides and rivers
awareness of this helped men and prepared for annual weather like floods
recording planetary movements 2k BC
they kept records for 21 years
2300 BC dated back
observations // not predictions
babylonian astrology was concerned with physical events = politics, earthquakes
position of stars can’t determine fate
gods associated with specific planets, displayed some erratic behavior, meant god was angry
Astronomy other cultures too
Alexnader the great = fundamental of the spread in Asia
Bablyloanian beliefs = greek culture
greek overtook international language
1st century BCE, two astrology, PAST, present, future and other soul and stars
greek culture spread to ancient rome
rome, astrology popular amongst lower orders of society
Cato, farmers danger
2nd century, juvenil, roman women hung on every word
high born astrological bug, tiberius started employing astrologers
intellectual romans said other planets are much further, they can only have a tiny influence compared to moons
ignores affect, parenting, health, medicine, have on other people’s characters and fate
Carnitus, belief in fate denied free will
Same time identical can live in tribes and cultures
1 What is the lecture mainly about?
how ancient astrology has influenced modern astronomy
the evolution of astrological beliefs and practices
a comparison of Babylonian and Greco-Roman astrology
ancient arguments against the power of astrology
2 What is implied about astrologers in ancient Rome?
They were more respected if they had Greek origins
They had significant influence, particularly over lower class people
They still utilized the ancient Babylonian script
They made significant contributions to the study of natural science
3 Which of the following practices took place in ancient Babylon? Choose 2 answers.
The positions of celestial bodies were extensively recorded
Kings communicated directly with the gods in the stars
People consulted astrologers to determine their futures
Precautions were taken when celestial omens were observed
4 What can be concluded about Cicero and Carneades?
Both of them saw good and bad aspects to astrology
Cicero had a negative view of astrology, while Carneades had a positive one
Both of them disagreed with the arguments put forward by astrologists
Cicero saw both good and bad sides to astrology, while Carneades had only a negative opinion
5 According to the professor, when did Astronomy begin to be used as predictive tool?
When Alexander conquered asla
Ancient Roman times
Around 25,000 years when prehistoric man made diagrams depicting lunar cycles on cave walls
Ancient Babylonian times
6 Which of the following is true about the development of Astrology?
By the 1st century BCE, there was only one strand of astrology concerned with reading about the past, present, and future
The earliest records of astronomical cycles dated back to ancient Babylonian times
Alexander contributed greatly to the spread of Astrology
Babylonian astrology was concerned with how the position of stars could determine a single person’s fate
Welcome to another grammar edition of TOEIC! In today’s podcast/video, we’re going to do the full rundown of noun and verb suffixes, a tactic that is needed to get a fine score in Part 5. Also, some exercises and additional task (on my blog) before getting into a 6-question Tactic Practice. With that being said, let’s get into it!
This section will help you familiarize yourself with some of the most common suffix and prefix forms.
Test tactic: Noun & Verb Suffixes
The words below feature some of the most common suffixes use with nouns and verbs. Decide whether they’re a noun or a verb.
Now look at the list of suffixes and mark whether each is a noun or verb suffix.
Now, for each sentence below, decide if it requires a noun or verb, then choose the best word of the correct type to fill in the blank.
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American folk music originated with ordinary people at a time when the rural population was isolated and music was not yet spread by radio, audios, compact disks, or music DVDs. It was transmitted by oral tradition and is noted for its energy, humor, and emotion impact. The major source of early American folk songs was music from the British Isles, but songs from Africa as well as songs of the American Indians have a significant part in its heritage. Later settlers from other countries also contributed songs. In the the nineteenth century, composer Stephen Foster wrote some of the most enduringly popular of all American songs, which soon became part of the folks tradition. Beginning in the 1930’s, Woody Guthrie gained great popularity by adapting traditional melodies and lyrics supplying new ones as well. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, singer-composers such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Joan Bae continued this tradition by creating “urban” folk music. Many of these songs dealt with important social issues, such as racial integration and the war in Vietnam.
The primary purpose of this passage is to..
trace the development of American folk music
explain the oral tradition
contrast the styles of folk musicians
point out the influence of social issues on “urban” folk music
The answer would be A, trace the development of American folk music. The first sentence outlined its origination. Then it talked about how it was used. It went into the source of American folk songs, talking about Africa and American Indians. Then, settlers began their contribution and went into specifics in regards to Stephen Foster — his songs ultimately becoming park of folk tradition. Woody Guthrie became popular with his contribution to folk shortly after. Other big names continued the tradition by creating urban folk music.
So, in saying that, all of the above details pertained to the development of folk music. Oral tradition was a small detail in the second sentence. Contrasting styles wasn’t mentioned and Bob Dylan’s “urban folk” was a very small part of the concluding sentence at the very end. None of them were the PRIMARY PURPOSE.
Every scientific discipline tends to develop its own special language because it finds ordinary words inadequate, and psychology is no different. The purpose of this special jargon is not to mystify non-psychologists; rather, it allows psychologists to accurately describe the phenomena they are discussing and to communicate with each other effectively. Of course, psychological terminology consists in part of everyday words such as emotion, intelligence, and the motivation, but psychologists use these words somewhat differently. For example, laymen use the term anxiety to mean nervousness or fear, but most psychologists reserve the term to describe a condition produced when one fears events over which one has no control.
2. The main topic of this passage is….
the special language of psychology
two definitions of the word anxiety
the jargon of science
Gifford Pinchot was the first professionally trained forester in the United States. After he graduated from Yale in 1889, he studied forestry in Europe. In the 1890’s he managed the forest on the Biltmore estate in North Caroline (now Pisgah National Forest) and became the first to practice scientific forestry. Perhaps his most important contribution to conservation was persuading President Theodore Roosevelt to set aside millions of acres in the West as forest reserves. These lands now make up much of the national parks and national forests of the United States. Pinchot became the Chief Forester of the U.S. Forest Service in 1905. Although he held that post for only five years, he established guidelines that set forest policy for decades to come.
3. The passage primarily deals with….
Gifford Pinchot’s work on the Biltmore Estate
the practice and theory of scientific forestry
the origin of national parks and national forests in the United States
the contributions Gifford Pinchot made to American forestry
Off-broadway theater developed in New York City in about 1950 as a result of dissatisfaction with conditions on Broadway. Its founders believed that Broadway was overly concerned with producing safe, commercially successful hit plays rather than drama with artistic quality. Off-Broadway producers tried to assist playwrights, directors, and performers who could not find work on Broadway. Off-Broadway theaters were poorly equipped, had limited seating, and provided few conveniences for audiences. But the originality of the scripts, the creativity of the performers, and the low cost of tickets made up for these disadvantages, and off-Broadway theater prospered. However, by the 1960’s, costs began to rise and by the 1970’s, off-Broadway theater was encountering many of the difficulties of Broadway and had lost much of its vitality. With its decline, an experimental movement called off-off-Broadway theater developed.
4. What is the main idea of this passage?
After initial success, off-Broadway theater began to decline.
Off-Broadway theaters produced many hit commercial plays
Theaters on Broadway were not well equipped
Off-Broadway plays were highly creative
5. The paragraph that follows this passage most likely deals with
the help off-Broadway producers provided directors, playwrights, and performers
methods off-Broadway theaters used to cope with rising prices
the development of off-off-Broadway theater
the decline of Broadway theater
At the time of the first European contact, there were 500 to 700 languages spoken by North American Indians. These were divided into some 60 language families, with no demonstrable genetic relationship among them. Some of these families spread across several of the seven cultural area. The Algonquin family, for instance, contained dozens of languages and occupied a vast territory. Speakers of Algonquin languages included the Algonquins of the Eastern Woodland, the Blackfoots of the Plains, and the Wiyots and Yuroks of California. Other language families, like Zuni family of the Southwest, occupied only a few square miles of area and containued only a single tribal language.
6. What is the main idea of this passage?
Each of the cultural areas was dominated by one of the language families
The Zuni language is closely related to the Alongquin language
There is considerable diversity in the size and the number of languages in language families of the North American Indians.
Contact with Europeans had an extraordinary effect on the languages of the Indian tribes of North America.
Other major changes in journalism occurred around this time. In 1846, Richard Hoe invented the steam cylinder rotary press, making it possible to print newspapers faster and cheaper. The development of the telegraph made possible much speedier collection and distribution of news. Also, in 1846, the first wire service was organized. A new type of newspaper appeared around this time, one that was more attuned to the spirit and needs of the new America. Although newspapers continued to cover politics, they came to report more human interest stories and to record the most recent news, which they could not have done before the telegraph. New York papers and those of other norther cities maintained corps of correspondents to go into all parts of the country to cover newsworthy events.
7. The main purpose of the passage is to……
present a brief history of American journalism
outline certain developments in mid-19th-century journalism
explain the importance of the steam cylinder rotary press
present some biographical information about Richard Hoe
8. What is the most probable topic of the paragraph preceding this one?
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